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Brochures and Fact Sheets in English

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5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain

Infographic presents five steps for helping someone in emotional pain in order to prevent suicide. Steps include: Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, and Stay Connected.

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Stress Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Stress
5 Things You Should Know About Stress

This fact sheet discusses five things to know about stress and how to manage it.

En español

About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

This fact sheet outlines NIMH’s mission and research goals. It also provides information about NIMH’s extramural and intramural research programs, areas of research the Institute supports, and the Office of the NIMH Director.

En español

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know

This brochure provides information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults including symptoms, how ADHD is diagnosed, causes, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or someone else.

En español

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Teens: What You Need to Know
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Teens: What You Need to Know

This brochure provides information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens including symptoms, how it is diagnosed, causes, treatment options, and helpful resources.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

This brochure informs parents and adults on the range of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including social impairment, communications issues, and repetitive behaviors. It also discusses diagnosis and treatment of ASD.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder

This brochure describes the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness), a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

This brochure provides information about bipolar disorder in children and teens including its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and how to help and support a child or teen who has bipolar disorder.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

This infographic presents common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.

En español

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Learn about borderline personality disorder, an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior.

En español

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Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?

This fact sheet presents information on children’s mental health including assessing your child’s behavior, when to seek help, first steps for parents, treatment options, and factors to consider when choosing a mental health professional. It also provides guidance on how to work with your child’s school, a list of resources, and information about clinical trials.

En español

Chronic Illness and Mental Health: Recognizing and Treating Depression
Chronic Illness and Mental Health: Recognizing and Treating Depression

This brochure provides information about depression and mental health for people living with chronic illnesses, including children and adolescents. It discusses symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and presents resources to find help for yourself or someone else.

En español

Clinical Research Trials and You: Questions and Answers (thumbnail)
Clinical Research Trials and You: Questions and Answers

Brochure discusses what a clinical trial is, who participates in clinical trials including patient and healthy volunteers, why people participate in clinical trials, and guidelines.

En español

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Depression

This brochure provides information about depression including the different types of depression, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or a loved one.

En español

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Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should Know

This brochure provides information about depression in women including signs and symptoms, types of depression unique to women, treatment options, and how to find help.

En español

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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Basics

This fact sheet provides information about disruptive mood dysregulation disorder including a description of the condition, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and tips for parents and caregivers.

En español

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Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

This brochure provides information about eating disorders including who is at risk, common types of eating disorders and the symptoms of each, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or someone else.

En español

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Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide

This brochure provides information about suicide including risk factors, symptoms and warning signs, treatment options and therapies, how to find help for yourself or others, and research about suicide and suicide prevention.

En español

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control

This brochure discusses signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

En español

Get Excited About The Brain! A Coloring and Activity Book for Kids Ages 8-12
Get Excited about the Brain!

This science education activity book intended for children ages 8-12 years old helps kids learn facts about the brain through games and puzzles about brain science and research. This activity book can be downloaded and printed.

En español

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do

This brochure describes common reactions to trauma and what parents, rescue workers, and the community can do to help children and adolescents cope with disasters and other traumatic events.

En español

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I’m So Stressed Out! Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to cope when feeling overwhelmed.

En español

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I’m So Stressed Out! Infographic

This infographic briefly presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to cope when feeling overwhelmed. It was developed for use on social media to highlight the “I’m So Stressed Out” fact sheet.

En español

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Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

This infographic presents facts that can help shape conversations around eating disorders.

En español

Looking at My Genes fact sheet
Looking at My Genes: What Can They Tell Me About My Mental Health?

This fact sheet answers commonly asked questions about genes and their role in a person’s mental health. It covers family history, genetic testing versus genome scans, and NIMH research on genetics.

En español

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Men and Depression

Men and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men.

En español

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My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

This fact sheet presents information about how to assess your mental health and determine if you need help. It provides examples of mild and severe symptoms, as well as self-care activities and options for professional help.

En español

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts or Repetitive Behaviors Take Over

This brochure provides information on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) including signs and symptoms, causes, and treatment options such as psychotherapy and medication.

En español

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Older Adults and Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging. This brochure describes the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for depression in older adults.

En español

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PANDAS—Questions and Answers

This fact sheet describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS).

En español

Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms

This brochure discusses symptoms, causes, and treatments for panic disorder, a type of anxiety disorder associated with sudden and repeated attacks of fear.

En español

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Perinatal Depression

This brochure provides information about perinatal depression including how it differs from the “baby blues”, causes, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how you or a loved one can get help.

En español

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This brochure provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including what it is, who develops PTSD, symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or someone else who may have PTSD.

En español

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Schizophrenia

This brochure provides information about schizophrenia including symptoms, causes, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or a loved one.

En español

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

This fact sheet provides information about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. It includes a description of SAD, signs and symptoms, how SAD is diagnosed, causes, and treatment options.

En español

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Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

This brochure discusses symptoms, causes, and treatments for social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia), a type of anxiety disorder associated with intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others.

En español

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Stand Up to Stress!

This free, printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 teaches kids about stress and anxiety and offers tips for coping in a healthy way.

En español

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Stress Catcher

The Stress Catcher is a printable, “fortune teller” craft for children that offers coping strategies to help manage stress and other difficult emotions. Instructions on how to create and use the Stress Catcher are provided.

En español

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Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking With Your Health Care Provider

This fact sheet provides five tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health and get the most out of your visit.

En español

Teen Depression
Teen Depression: More Than Just Moodiness

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about how to recognize the symptoms of depression and how to get help.

En español

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The NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: An Overview

This fact sheet provides an overview of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research including the Institute’s vision and mission, research goals, and cross-cutting research themes.

En español

The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know
The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know

This fact sheet outlines how a teenager’s brain grows, matures, and adapts to the world. It also presents information on the teen brain’s resiliency, vulnerability to stress and mental health problems, and sleep patterns in teens.

En español

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Understanding Psychosis

This fact sheet covers the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for psychosis.

En español

Signs that someone is thinking about suicide: 1) Talking about wanting to die, feeling great guilt or shame, being a burden to others. 2) Feeling empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live; extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage; unbearable emotional or physical pain. 3) Changing behavior, such as making a plan or researching ways to die,ithdrawing from friends, saying good bye, giving away important items, or making a will;  taking dangerous risks such as driving extr
Warning Signs of Suicide

This infographic presents behaviors and feelings that may be warnings signs that someone is thinking about suicide.

En español

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What is Telemental Health?

This fact sheet provides information about telemental health services including potential benefits and drawbacks of this kind of care, and factors to consider when looking for a provider.

En español